If we do not resolve the euro crisis, we will all pay the price. And if we do resolve it, we will all benefit, particularly German taxpayers and savers.— Mario Draghi
Jittery Euro Crisis quotations
When written in Chinese the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
In 50 years, no one will care about the fiscal cliff or the Euro crisis.
They'll just ask, "So the Arctic melted, and then what did you do?"
Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough.
May future generations look back on our work and say that these men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion-makers, and the establishment, and saved their country.
We have been in recess since July, and during that time there has been a fuel crisis, a Danish no vote, the collapse of the euro and a war in the middle east, but what is our business tomorrow? The Insolvency Bill [Lords]. It ought to be called the Bankruptcy Bill [Commons], because we play no role.
I am sure the euro will oblige us to introduce a new set of economic policy instruments. It is politically impossible to propose that now. But some day there will be a crisis and new instruments will be created.
There is no better protection against the euro crisis than successful structural reforms in southern Europe.
Governments must commit to sound economic and financial policies.
This is how we ensure reform in the euro area - and our independence.
Tunisia is extremely dependent on economic conditions in Europe, which is why it also experienced shockwaves from the euro crisis.
Germany has acted effectively during the euro crisis.
It needs to build on this to engage in other spheres too.
At this time - we're in a dramatic crisis - euro bonds are precisely the wrong answer. They lead us into a debt union, not a stability union. Each country has to take its own steps to reduce its debt.
Concerning the common currency: today, the euro is not worth it for Poland.
The reason why we survived the financial and economic crisis quite well is that we have a national currency. This will not change in the near future.
It will not be possible to solve the current crisis with euro bonds.
A very difficult year is ahead of us.
We must continue our efforts with decisiveness, to stay in the euro, to make sure we do not waste the sacrifices and do not turn the crisis into an uncontrolled and disastrous bankruptcy.
In the end, the British didn't vote to leave because of the euro.
They're not even members of the currency union. Even the refugee crisis hardly affected the country.
When the next big problem comes online, be it the Euro crisis, nuclear proliferation, an overstretched Internet, a killer flu, or any of the other possibilities I consider in X-Events, we will suffer a complexity overload.
The EU is mired in deep structural crisis.
Greece, Portugal and Ireland cannot survive inside the Euro.
The 1992 crisis proved that the existing system was unstable.
Not moving forward to the euro would have set up Europe for even more disruptive crises.